Contributors Vol. 29
    N 1 & 2 | 2010

    Biographical Notes

    Carmel Cairney is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist with over 30 years experience. She has an independent private practice and works as a psychotherapist with children, adolescents and their families as well as with adults. Carmel offers reflective group and individual supervision to clinicians. Carmel is a member of APPWA and on the Training Committee.

    Judy Griffiths is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. She has been working in full time clinical practice in Perth since arriving in Western Australia from London in 1987. She sees adults in psychotherapy, working mostly long-term. She has a particular interest in how people survive and grow through traumatic loss. She conducts Infant Observation Seminars and runs a Balint Group for GPs. Judy also teaches freelance, runs workshops and supervises clinical practitioners.

    Suzanne Hicks is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice. After completing her BA in English Literature at Monash University, she undertook a further degree in Psychology, taking out a Masters in Clinical Psychology in 1995. She completed her psychoanalytic training in Self Psychology with APPWA in 2007.

    Christine Hill (Ph.D.) is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist working with individuals and groups and is also an Adjunct Research Associate in the School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University. Christine is a Past President of the Australian Association of Group Psychotherapists; a member of the PPAA; Regional Editor for the Southern Hemisphere of the International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies; and a member of the IPA College of Research Fellows. Her Doctoral thesis, What do patients want? Psychoanalytic perspectives from the couch (from which this paper is taken), is due out as a book in November published by Karnac Books, London.

    Jeremy Holmes (MA MD FRCPsych MRCP BPC) is a Psychiatrist and Visiting Professor of Psychological Therapies, University of Exeter, UK. and former Chair of the Psychotherapy Faculty at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He is author or co-author of over 100 papers and book chapters, and 16 books in the field of psychotherapy and attachment theory. These include The Good Mood Guide (with Ros Holmes, 1993), John Bowlby and Attachment Theory (Routledge, 1993), Attachment, Intimacy, Autonomy (Aronson, 1997), Introduction to Psychoanalysis (with A. Bateman, Routledge, 1996), The Search for the Secure Base: Attachment Theory and Psychotherapy (Routledge, 2001), Integration in Psychotherapy: Models and Methods (edited with A. Bateman, Oxford University Press, 2002), and The Oxford Textbook of Psychotherapy (Ed. with G. Gabbard & J. Beck, Oxford, 2005). A frequent visitor to Australia he has lectured, taught, and supervised widely in the UK and throughout the world on Attachment Theory and Psychotherapy. His latest book Exploring in Security: towards an attachment-informed psychoanalytic psychotherapy appeared in 2009.

    Paul McEvoy is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in private practice in Perth. He completed his psychotherapy training with the Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of WA twenty years ago, and has been active in APPWA and PPAA since that time.

    Jan Resnick is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, Director of Amygdala Consulting in Perth, Western Australia. He completed two psychotherapy trainings in London, one with the Guild of Psychotherapists and one with the Philadelphia Association. He moved to Perth in 1991 and founded The Churchill Clinic where he was Director of Training until 2008. In 1993, he was the Founding President of the Psychotherapists & Counsellors Association of Western Australia (Inc.) where he was granted an Outstanding Achievement Award. He has over 60 published articles and has been a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the national journal Psychotherapy in Australia since 1992.

    Allan Shafer (MA (Clin Psych) D Litt et Phil) has been a clinical psychologist and socio-analyst in private practice in Perth. He works as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with adults and as a socio-analytically informed organization consultant. He is President of APPWA and his book Introducing Contemporary Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: emotional engagement in the therapy relationship will be published by the Open University Press in late 2011.

    Dhyan Stein is currently completing the final stages of her doctoral dissertation in psychology at Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia. Originally she trained in law and education, combining these professions to work in the domains of social justice, human rights and equal opportunity. However her work with women and children experiencing domestic and sexual violence led to an interest in psychoanalytic models of trauma and recovery. Subsequently she undertook post graduate studies in this area and now works in private practice as a psychotherapist in Fremantle.

    Grace Tarpey is a psychoanalytic therapist working in private practice in West Perth. She is currently finishing a book entitled Depression and Psychotherapy: For the Love of Wisdom and the Wisdom of Love. The book draws from clinical experience as well as philosophy and contemporary psychoanalytic research. Grace was previously an academic who developed and delivered interdisciplinary courses in philosophy, psychoanalysis, ethics, politics and cultural studies. She is also an experienced public speaker presenting psychoanalysis to non-academic audiences.